Safety Advice for Electric Scooters
Electric scooters are fun, efficient and environmentally friendly making them a great method of transportation. It’s important to make sure you ride your scooter safely to protect yourself from potential harm. Here’s a handy guide to make sure you’re riding safely:
- What to wear
Number one- helmet. It’s hugely recommended that you wear a safety helmet whenever you ride your scooter. It’s also a good idea to wear elbow pads and knee pads, especially as you’re starting out and getting used to your scooter. It’s also advisable to wear light or fluorescent colours when riding that stand out for other road users. At night, it’s sensible to wear fluorescent colours with reflective sections. > Shop our range of helmets here.
- Make sure to have lights on your scooter
If your e-scooter doesn’t have inbuilt lights and you’ll be riding in low light or night, it’s essential to make sure you get some lights. It’s recommended to get lights for both the front and rear of the scooter.
- Be aware: keep your eyes on the road and hands on the handlebars
Be aware of your surroundings and do not move at speed when passing other pedestrians. Never ride a scooter on the pavement and never ride with more than one person the scooter. Don’t consume alcohol when riding your electric scooter. If you are using a phone for directions, it’s recommended to buy a mobile phone holder. We have an option available on within our accessories section here.
Make sure to use a lock whenever leaving your scooter for a period of time. There are a variety of lock options available on our website.
Keep an eye on the road conditions and check your scooter manual to see if it’s suitable to be driven in rain. If you’re new to you scooter, it’s suggested to avoid slippery conditions, until you’re a more experienced rider.
- Check the instruction manual
Make sure to read the instruction manual before you get on your scooter to ensure you ride safely. You need to know how to charge it, how it folds, how to work the additional features and so on. Remember that you can void your warranty if you don’t use the scooter correctly, so it’s important to read the full manual.
- Keep your scooter in perfect condition
To keep your scooter in good working condition, it’s important to regularly check your tyre pressure, brakes, bodywork and battery. Before every ride, make sure to follow these three steps:
- Check if there is sufficient tire pressure
- Check if the folding mechanism is firmly in place
- Check that your brakes are functional
Remember it’s not a race and it may take you a couple of rides to get used to your scooter. Ride safe, be aware and have fun!